Kevin Shields (no, not that one, the one from L.A.) may perhaps be best known for the use of a device which I have been told is an old film editing crank of some sort. It creates this crazy screaming, whirring, satanic wind tunnel sound. On this tape, the pieces on her side comprise of about three layers each: Some kind of pulsing thump, a clicking beepy sound, and the device. These layers are varied in different ways to create the effects of tension and release, the release typically being the sound of the aforementioned device.
Droughter, this is my first real Droughter experience, so I am not sure if this is a particularly good example. This is a kind of psychedelic mung made of swirling pitch shifts, and various synth noises that each hold their own brand of comic appeal, all layered over some grinding digital organ sounds of some sort.
I think this tape is not one that I am going to listen to that much since in the end I am left with the feeling that this is music created through the use of random button pushing rather than a controlled sculpting of sounds. 5/10 -- Kevin Richards (1 May, 2009)